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KidsClick hires 4Kids/Vortexx alum; gets new launch commercial

KidsClick is only days away from launch and the block’s operator, Sinclair Broadcast Group, has made an important management announcement. The company has appointed two children’s entertainment veterans in key positions. Daniel Barnathan has become Vice President Family and Children’s Programming and Sales at Sinclair.  This position gives him direct oversight over KidsClick. Additionally, Jonathan […]

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First American Weekend Without Saturday Morning Cartoons

Many American kids these days get their animation fix from platforms outside of broadcast TV. Whether it’s through streaming services, Youtube, or even means that fall outside of what’s considered legal – American kids still have access to animated content any time they want but there was a time when cartoons dominated Saturday morning. It […]

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The Long Road To Mediocrity – Vortexx Approved, But Kids Don’t Like It.

A curious thing happened on August 25 2012. A new block appeared on the CW Network – one based on another block that had recently returned. It is called “Vortexx”. Moreover, its owners – Saban Brands, bought what were the parts of his old nemesis dead company. The Block however, signaled the true end of […]

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Nottingham Forest and Saban Team Up for Sendokai Champions

Nottingham Forest has recently announced that their animated import Sendokai Champions will be debuting on Saban’s Vortexx on The CW during its 2013 to 2014 broadcast season. The series’ distribution will be managed by Saban Brands, as well as its merchandising and licensing rights in Israel and North America.

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Why I miss 4Kids Entertainment, and the problems with Saban’s Vortexx

Thankfully, Toonbarn has done well to show what has happened to Toonzai/Toonzaki and so on. However, here is a point people tend to forget: 4kids was different from the other kids’ companies that existed during and after the last 10 or so years. You have to realize the type of marketplace that existed when the […]

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What Happened to Toonzai?

Over the past weekend, we’ve noticed a sudden increase in the number of people who came to Toonbarn while searching for more info on Toonzai. Some of them were even specifically looking for the “new toonzai,” and we felt like we should at least point people towards the right direction, instead of letting them fumble […]

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Saban and Kabillion to Launch Vortexx VOD Service

Kid-targeted Free on-demand TV Network Kabillion has recently entered into a partnership with Saban Brands in order to launch a new Vortexx Video On Demand channel. As expected of Vortexx, the VOD channel will be carrying the programming block’s shows, which are all geared towards boys and are currently airing Saturdays from 7 am to […]

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John Cena to Host The CW’s Vortexx on Saturday

WWE wrestler John Cena is slated to host Vortexx on the CW this coming Saturday, December 8 at 8:30 to 10:30am. The block has been dubbed Cena Saturday, and will also feature a special episode of WWE Saturday Morning Slam at 10am, which will feature an intense face-off between Cena and another WWE wrestler, Heath […]

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The CW’s Vortexx Announces Holiday Slate

The CW’s Vortexx programming block has just announced its special holiday programming slate for December. The slate includes notables such as the Internet smash hit Gummibar in the Yummy Gummy Search for Santa, as well as the North American premiere of Spike Saves Christmas and Spike’s Reindeer Rescue. The Yummy Gummy Search for Santa features […]

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Vortexx Celebrates Halloween with Scary-Themed Programs

The CW’s Vortexx will be celebrating Halloween this Saturday, October 27 starting from 7am to 12noon, with several horror-themed programs, including the one hour special Tiny Toons’ Night Ghoulery, as well as holiday-themed episodes of Sonic X on 8am.